Northside Leadership Conference
COVID-19 is affecting all of us: family, friends, neighbors, businesses, institutions. In these trying times it is critical that we come together as a community and support each other. The Northside Leadership Conference, Northside Chronicle, and North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce are maintaining a Northside Coronavirus Resource Guide that will be updated rapidly.
With the recent COVID-19 shutdown order, access to meals has become more difficult, and local businesses will certainly be affected. To the best of our knowledge, these are the food establishments in the Northside who will be offering take-out/curbside pick-up and/or delivery services during this time.
Please be safe and responsible, and do your best to support these local businesses who will certainly need it the most.
Here is a map of all the restaurants offering take-out and/or delivery.
LOCAL BUSINESS UPDATES:
GIFT CARDS & ONLINE STORES:
Adda Coffee & Tea House - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Allegheny City Brewing - FOR GIFT CARDS, EMAIL HERE
Bernie's Photo Center - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Bicycle Heaven - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Bier's Pub - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Brooke Rockwell Hair Design - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Brugge on North - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
California Cycle Path - SHOP ONLINE HERE
City Books - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
City of Asylum Bookstore - GIFT CARDS, SHOP ONLINE HERE
Commonplace Coffee - GIFT CARDS, SHOP ONLINE HERE
Crazy Mocha - SHOP ONLINE HERE
The Farmer's Daughter - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Get Hip Record Store - SHOP ONLINE HERE
The Government Center - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Huszar - FOR GIFT CARDS, CALL (412) 322-9805
Johnny Angel's Ginchy Stuff - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Legends Eatery - FOR GIFT CARDS, CALL (412) 321-8000
Leo. a public house - FOR GIFT CARDS, MESSAGE HERE
Lola Bistro - FOR GIFT CARDS, CALL (412) 322-1106
Lynn & Barrett Boutique - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Mana Boardgame Tavern - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Mattress Factory - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Max's Allegheny Tavern - FOR GIFT CARDS, CALL (412) 231-1899
Mayfly Market - FOR GIFT CARDS, CALL (412) 322-1300
Mike's Beer Bar - FOR GIFT CARDS, ORDER THROUGH NORTHSIDE/SHORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HERE
Modern Cafe - FOR GIFT CARDS, CALL (412) 321-4550
Motive Salon - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Pear & the Pickle - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Penn Brewery - MERCH AVAILABLE HERE
PGH Acupuncture & Massageworks - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Refucilo Wine - FOR GIFT CARDS, ORDER THROUGH NORTHSIDE/SHORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HERE, NEW ONLINE STORE HERE
Scratch Food & Beverage - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Siempre Algo - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Spring Hill Brewing - GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE
Threadbare Cider House - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Wigle Whiskey - SHOP ONLINE HERE
Allegheny County Health Department Guidance:
As we all navigate this dificult situation together, stay up to date with the Allegheny County Health Department here.
Urban Redevelopment Authority:
The Urban Redevelopment Authority maintains a list of resources for businesses and residents to assist during COVID-19. Check them out here.
NORTHSIDE SANDWICH WEEK:
Northside Sandwich Week has been postponed to Fall 2020, date TBD. Stay tuned for updates here. In lieu of our traditional Sandwich Week event, we will be encouraging people to order take-out and delivery from the participating restaurants.
Take a photo of your takeout order, tag the shop and #NSSandwichWeek
NORTHSIDE BUDDY SYSTEM:
The Northside "Buddy" System encourages residents to seek a "buddy" who will check on and help care for them if they get sick. For residents who don't know how to seek out a "buddy," this form will try to help match members of vulnerable populations to willing community volunteers who can provide check-ins by phone, share informational resources, and in special situations may be able to help with services such as shopping, picking up/delivering medicine, cooking a meal, etc. We will match people based on services needed/offered and location.
Brighton Heights Citizens Federation
Brightwood Civic Group
Central Northside Neighborhood Council
Charles Street Area Council
Fineview Citizens Council
Manchester Citizens Corporation
Observatory Hill, Inc.
Perry Hilltop Citizens Council
Community Alliance of Spring Garden/East Deutschtown
Spring Hill Civic League
Summer Hill Citizens Committee
Troy Hill Citizens Inc.
Allegheny City Society
Mexican War Streets Society
2020 Annual Scholarship Program
The application for the 2020 Annual Scholarship Program is now open. Any Northside resident in the 12th grade who performs volunteer service in their community and is attedning a College/University or Training program after high school is eligible to apply. To apply please download the application and read thoroughly to make sure all necessary information is turned in by Friday, March 27, 2020.
Please email applications to: email@example.com, or mail to Northside Leadership Conference Scholarship Committee, 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Northside Mardi Gras 2020
On February 25th, 300+ folks converged at the Allegheny Elks Lodge for the Official Northside Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party. There were happy feet, full bellies, and smiles on every face.
Brian O'Neill (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), was crowned as the newest Northside Mardi Gras King! He will reign responsibly over the Northside for a full year.
George Martin’s 92nd Birthday Celebration
The Elks Lodge kept George quite busy on his birthday. He served his 92nd birthday not much longer than an hour into the evening.
Happy birthday, George!!
Northside Bicycle Summit
Walk Ride Northside, NSLC's bike/ped advocacy committee, is hosted its Northside Bicycle Summit on Thursday, December 12th at 6PM at the Carnegie Science Center.
The event brought keynote speakers from Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (including: Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy; Darla Cravotta, Allegheny County Director of Communications; Eric Boerer, Bike PGH Director of Advocacy; and Karina Ricks, Director of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure) together to discuss more than just issues related to bicyclists; The focus was how to improve mobility for everyone.
Read about it in the Northside Chronicle here!
Historic Allegheny Stables Development
The last remaining municipal building remaning in the former city of Allegheny, the Allegheny City Stables building, will be redeloved into a $7.5 million residential complex. The building held horses for the city of Allegheny until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907. It later housed the Bureau of Highways and Sewers within Pittsburgh’s Public Works Department.
Go Realty are now restoring the site to include a 36-unit apartment building containing studio, one-bedroom, and two bedroom options.
The groundbreaking event was held on June 12th, and the site is aimed to be move-in ready by next summer.
Photo courtesy of: Kathryn Hyslop
Photo courtesy of: Kathryn Hyslop
We Like Bikes! - Northside Bike Friendly Business Program
In coordination with Walk Ride Northside, our bike/ped advocacy committee, we are thrilled to introduce the new "We Like Bikes!" - Northside Bike Friendly Business Program!!
We Like Bikes! is a program that aims to raise ridership in the Northside, increase the bicycle safety and friendliness of the Northside, and encourage people to support Northside businesses.
So how does it work? Our network of We Like Bikes! business partners offer free water and restroom access to riders, as well as provide various repair tools (such as tire pumps, tire levers, chain tools, screwdriver/wrench multi-tools, and patch kits) for riders to utilize. If you are riding through the Northside and are in need of any of these services or tools: first look for a We Like Bikes! decal in one of our business partner's windows, stop in and mention the program, use what you need, maybe stick around the shop for a while, and then have a safe ride to wherever your destination may be!
A huge thanks to One Northside Pgh for providing funding for the program, and to Bear Dog Bicycles for coordinating the repair tools.
Please see the map below to find the We Like Bikes! business partner locations:
And a huge thank you to our business partners!!
Allegheny City Brewing; Arnold's Tea; Brugge on North; Cafe on the Corner; California Coffee Bar; Chateau Cafe and Cakery; City Books; Kaffeehaus; Penn Brewery; Spring Hill Brewing; Threadbare Cider and Mead/Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden; Young Brothers Bar
For questions regarding the program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Rossi Memorial Scholarship Fund
We are now accepting donations in memory of Frank Rossi, founder of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, at the request of his family for a scholarship fund for Northside children. We are honored and humbled to establish this fund in Frank's name for Northside children. Donations may be made to "NSLC Frank Rossi Fund", 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, or contact Office Manager Kelly Mackay at email@example.com.
Post Gazette article
Tribune Review article
Photo courtesy of: Tribune Review
North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce - New Executive Director!
Congratulations to Gina Grone on being named the new Executive Director for the North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce. She began her offical role on August 16th, after serving as the Interim Executive Director for the last few months.
Ms. Grone is a very active resident and is passionate about the Northside; she currently serves as the president of the East Allegheny Community Council and is a board member of the Northside Leadership Conference.
She hopes to achieve a lot in her new role, and hopes to expand the number of Chamber memberships.
Visit the North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
WATCH Jeremy Raymer paint Deutschtown’s newest mural here!
Allegheny Health Network
Attached are the links to Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan, the Community Presentation and the Transportation Impact Study relative to AGH.
The video is now live! Watch, like and share with your NS neighbors. Click the picture to watch.
1319 Allegheny Avenue - 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
The Northside Leadership Conference is a coalition of Northside community-based organizations, committed to addressing mutual concerns through a united approach in order to promote and enhance the vitality, quality of life and image of Pittsburgh’s Northside.